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Agriculture, together with forestry and fisheries, contributes 10% of Namibia’s GDP (2010) Agriculture accounts for 47.1% of land use (2009) and 16% of employment (2008). Livestock ranching is a major commercial farming activity. Other agricultural activities, both commercial and subsistence, include the farming of sorghum, peanuts, millet and grapes, Namibia’s principal crops. There is widespread subsistence farming, with 70% of the population living in rural areas, of which 60% live in the north of the country. A cordon fence, designed to contain the spread of animal disease, separates northern regions where the majority of subsistence farmers live from richer commercial livestock ranchers in the southern regions. The EU, with which Namibia enjoys a reciprocal trade relationship under an Economic Partnership Agreement, is the major export destination of agricultural produce, mainly meat and grapes. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry is responsible for the sector at a federal level.

Agriculture organisations in Namibia
Agra (Co-operative) Ltd
Agribank
Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC)
Kaap Agri
Karoo-Ochse
Livestock Auctioneers, Brockers and Traders Association
Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development
Namco
Namibia Agricultural Union
Namibia National Farmers' Union